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2018 Teacher Planner

2018 Teacher Planner | FLORAL$60.00 The 2018 Teacher Planner is stylish, vibrant and allows for easy planning! This Australian planner is printed in full colour and daily work pads are designed vertically. VIEW SAMPLE PAGES HERE This 2018 Teacher Planner includes the following pages:
- 1 x inside cover page
- 1 x personal details page
- 1 x relief teacher page
- 2 x double-page parent contact list
- 1 x double-page graph paper
- 2 x double-page important dates (Australian public holidays, commemorations etc) pages with the bottom half reserved for birthday dates
- Monthly double-page calendar spreads
- 2018 yearly overview
- 4 tabbed dividers for each term
- 4 x term planners (Term 1, 2, 3 and 4).
- 5 x notes pages
- 44 x double-spread vertical daily work pads (11 DWPs per term)
- 4 x double-page recording and assessing checklists
- 1 x double-spread professional learning tracking
- 1 x goals and aspirations page
- 2 x fold out (front and back) covers to …
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Teacher Tips Linky - Teaching Figurative Language?

This is my first link up with the Australian Teachers Blog and I thought I'd share some activities I did around figurative language along with some useful websites to visit (and bookmark!). If hope these ideas will be helpful if you are planning on teaching figurative language too.

 This week my Year 3 students have been learning about figurative language. We are striving to make our writing more exciting, especially when it comes to producing narratives! 
We began this unit by watching some commercials and snippets of movies. This was a great way of engaging students and relating figurative language to things that are familiar to them. Although we didn't go into depth about each figurative language device, it demonstrated how figurative language enhances spoken and written language.  
My Figurative Language PowerPoint provided a simple definition of figurative language to head us in the right direction. We then investigated similes using the information and activities presented …

Blog Facelift

It's taken me a while to do this, but I just have to say a huge THANK YOU to the very talented Stephanie from Fishing for Educationwho designed my blog! She is absolutely amazing at what she does, I couldn't be happier with my new blog look. Her page is definitely worth a look! I've even had the opportunity to join her Australian Teachers collaborative blog! Check it out here.
At the moment there's a competition running to win some teacher freebies!

Winter Holidays!

Hooray! It's the holidays for teachers in Australia. It's been great to have a few cheeky sleep-ins and also have time to work on some resources ready for Term 3. We are focusing on figurative language devices and Autralian money when school starts back. Here's a look at some of the resources I've been making:

All of these products are now at my tpt store! 
Time now to hit the wineries. Hope my fellow Aussie teachers are enjoying their well-deserved break.

Open Night

Long time no post, and for good reason...
I've been preparing for our open night at school. Here's a few snaps of my class! Above and below: Maths postcards. These postcards display some amazing maths facts from different places around the world.
Above: Students typed up their planet report, used fonts and colours to make their work look sensational! Above: In English, we have continued our focus on report and persuasive writing. The topic for this persuasive writing was "Maths is important". Above and below: This term in Maths we've had a huge focus on reading time to the minute.
We also learnt some methods for working out elapsed time problems. Learning about elapsed time! These task cards are found here.

Information Reports and more!

Phew! It's been incredibly busy this week and it's only Tuesday! 
Students have been researching and writing about a planet of their choice. Here are their books so far:
We have also been investigating homophones:
And our Science definitions flip books have finally been put up on display from last week:
And as for me, I've finally revamped my Australia History programs which are available at my tpt store:

That's all for now folks!

Earth and Space Science

We are well and truly getting stuck into Earth and Space Science this term! My Year 3 class is looking at the Sun, Earth and moon. Here's a few snapshots. This 10-week program is available at my TPT store, click here to view!

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